Wireless local area networking, also known as "Wireless Internet"; stands for "WIreless FIdelity"

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Is there a way to share a wi-fi connection over wi-fi?

The problem is that here is a router (at a cottage), which only allows 2 connections. but we need wi-fi for 8 devices. so the plan is to create another wi-fi spot to share our connection. is there a ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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Have to reconnect to WiFi every time computer goes to sleep

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air (2011) with Lion preinstalled. There is this persistent and incredibly annoying problem that is occurring with the WiFi. Every time I close the lid or let the ...
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Why doesn't Airport reconnect after sleep or shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, running OS X 10.6.8) that does not reconnect to its stored WiFi network after it restarts or goes to sleep. To reconnect, I need to go into System Preferences ...
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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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Redirect traffic using PF along with Internet Sharing

The short version: How do I redirect all traffic from en2 port 80/443 to 127.0.0.1:8080 when I have enabled Internet Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)? Some background: I am doing a master ...
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Wi-Fi has stopped working around the time 10.7.3 update. Might they be related?

I have a MacBook Air which was working fine. Now I have awful network issues since the 10.7.3 update. My home router is a D-Link DIR-615. I was securing the Wi-Fi network using WEP which worked great ...
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Does Mavericks break the ability to create a wifi network that other devices can connect to?

I'm not talking about sharing an Ethernet connection via Wifi, but about creating a separate WiFi network, not connected to the Internet. In previous versions of OS X, I could create a wifi network ...
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Mountain Lion Upgrade Internet Issues [closed]

My MacBook Air late 2010 worked perfectly before the Mountain Lion upgrade. After I updated to Mountain Lion, the Internet stopped working on my WiFi network. It detects the network and connects to it ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I cycle it off then on again coming off of sleep

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 15in, and I have the above issue. In a related question (Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again) a user commented: For as long as I can remember, ...
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Locating A WiFi Network Password Within OS X That Has Been Saved On My Mac?

Is it possible to locate a wifi network password in OS X of a wifi hotspot that I may have used in the past (AFAIK wifi networks are saved), in the rare situation that I may need to see it (to share ...
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How can I write an AppleScript which when run will connect to a specific WIFI network if available?

The title pretty much sums it up. I want to avoid having to use the trackpad to connect to certain networks. This comes up often when a new network becomes available but I'm already connected to ...
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Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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Making a program use a specific network interface

I would like my IRC client to only use a WiFi connection and all other programs to use WiFi or wired connections. This is because every time I plug in my Ethernet cable my IRC client automatically ...
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Enhance Wifi range on a TimeCapsule

I previously had a DLink modem-router (DSL-2740B). I replaced it with a small ADSL D-Link modem and a TimeCapsule. While I'm quite happy with it, the main and only criticism I could make is the loss I ...
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How to change network connection order?

I have multiple network access in the same area. How can I reorder the priority to which the connections are made ?
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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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What does the spinning circle next to the network indicators on iOS mean?

I recently got an iPhone and at first I had problems connecting to the wifi. After a while, I got it to work. Now I noticed a small circle next to the wifi icon that spins when I am going down through ...
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WiFi or Bluetooth (or USB) for iPad Tethering

How do the three tethering options for the iPad compare in the following areas: Range Security Speed Power usage (both laptop and iPad) I'm mainly looking for the difference between WiFi and ...
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How can I use a TP-LINK WiFi USB interface in OS X Lion?

I happen to have a TP-LINK TL-WN821N (it's a WiFi USB stick) around. Is there any chance to get that working on a Mac mini running OS X Lion? There are no official drivers but it seems there are some ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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Share internet connection over Wi-Fi

I am using MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard, and my system is connected to internet via wired broadband connection. I want to share internet connection from my MacBook Pro via Wi-Fi, so I can connect ...
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How can I get the name of connected devices on an Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station?

I can see who is connected to my base station by going to Advanced>Logs and Statistics. http://cl.ly/2l0p0w223q1E3T1H0B0w What I'd like to know is who/what device is connected by device name without ...
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Airdrop: Bluetooth or WiFi?

How does Airdrop work? I thought it is just bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn Airdrop on, my WiFi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the WiFi off, and ...
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Wifi channel selection

Is it possible specifically select a Wifi channel use? I am defaulting to channel 6 which has a low signal to noise ratio. "Wifi Signal", ver 1.3 suggests that several other channels offer better ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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How to auto join my hidden SSID home network from my iPhone on iOS5

Ever since upgrading to iOS 5 my iPhone(s) have problems auto joining my home wifi network. They seem to auto join it for a few days and then it just stops working. The phone can still see the wifi ...
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How can I share Internet with my devices?

I have an iMac, that has Internet access via Ethernet cable (no Wi-Fi). I know that my iMac has a Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the iMac's Internet connection with an iPad?
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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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Run program if connected to specific wifi?

Is it possible to have a program starting automatically when I connect to a specific router, and having it stop when I disconnect from this router? Basically I want a program to run while I'm at work ...
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iPhone 5 slowly fails to connect to wifi

My iPhone 5 running 7.1.1 has stopped connecting to wifi networks. In the beginning, everything was fine. It seemed like maybe the network in my house was stretched a little thin, and I had trouble ...
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Can't delete preferred networks from wireless settings (comes back up)

I am having an issue with preferred networks in WiFi settings. There are few networks I want to delete - when I do so, the disappear temporarily, but will eventually come back. I believe is to do with ...
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Can I share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac?

I'd like to be able to share my iPhone's WiFi connection to my Mac. I'm NOT asking to share the phone plan (the iPhone is actually being used as an old iPod). My Mac can't connect to a wifi network ...
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Is it possible to jury-rig Internet Sharing to share an internet connection wirelessly, when my Mac already connects to the internet wirelessly?

I am trying to set up an internet sharing on my Mac so I can have a 'temporary hotspot' with lesser security so I can connect a DS to the internet when I want it, without changing my router's security ...
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Internet Sharing Issues (WiFi to Ethernet)

For some reason my internet sharing has decided to stop working. It was perfectly fine about a day ago, no issues, no hiccups, but today it differs. It won't work at all. I'm connecting my MacBook ...
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Why is my iPhone unable to connect to an ad hoc wifi network?

I'm trying to connect my iPhone 3G(iOS 4.0.2) to an ad hoc wifi network that I've created on my netbook(running Fedora 13). When I attempt to connect, everything seems to go fine on both ends, ...
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Connect Mac to closer Access Point

this is a complicated question that I think has an super easy answer but I've been googling and no success so far. What happens is that I use my Mac in the office, and the office has three floors. ...
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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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iPhone 4s wifi problem

My iPhone is no longer on I'm using it as an iPod for now but I cant connect to the wifi ; like the wifi is greyed out. I restarted and rest it , it's not on air plane mode or anything. How do I fix ...
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Macbook pro does not connect wifi

I have mac book pro late 2013 with os x 10.9.2. When i clicked on the wifi network i want to connect, it doesn't connect. It doesn't even give any response. There is only an animation in wifi: on ...
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MacBook Air: Can't connect to my TP-Link wifi router

I have a MBA 13" mid 12, OS X 10.7.5. It often completely ignores my Wi-Fi network, not showing it in the list of available networks (my Linux boxes and Android devices are connecting perfectly). I ...
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How can I automatically disable WiFi when I connect to an Ethernet network?

I would like my WiFi to automatically disconnect when I plug an Ethernet cable into my Mac. How would I go about this?
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Connection issues with iPod touch

I have one year old iPod Touch. All of a sudden YouTube is not working. I have wireless network at home. It says "Cannot connect to YouTube". I'm also facing this issue when I connect to Gmail. it ...
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Why Yosemite keeps dropping Wifi connection?

After upgrading to Yosemite, my Macbook Air drops off the Wifi connection many times a day. To witness the problem, I did a ping when there is no response from the browser: $ ping 8.8.8.8 PING ...
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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Sunflower Mac running OSX 10.4--needing driver for USB Wifi dongle (such as TL-WN823N or SWA-130)

I purchased a TL-WN823N wifi USB dongle because the airport cart of the old mac won't connect to new TimeCapsule router (I think the old drivers don't know WPA2, only WEP). So a suggestion I got was ...
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How do I remotely wake my Mac over Wi-Fi?

I am running a server on my Mac mini at home (using the OS X Server app). I would like to access my home network using it's VPN server, but I understand that I can only do this while it's awake. I ...
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How can I disable automatic scanning for WiFi networks?

The objective is to strengthen the WiFi reception (at the moment without additional hardware). I live in an area with a 100+ radio signals. Majority is useless (to low signal) but still scanned and ...